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What’s on for returning students?

If you are returning to Bath as a student there is information here on events, activities and support to help you with a smooth return.

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Are you returning to Bath?

Welcome to the new academic year. You might be returning to Bath after a disrupted 2020-21, or you may be arriving for the first time into your second year. We have a programme of events and resources to support you whatever your situation.

Campus tours

Our friendly student ambassadors will guide you and a small group of others around campus, to help you learn your way around campus. This is an opportunity to meet other people and learn the locations of key buildings, teams and services.

Every day 22 to 26 September. Tours are once an hour starting at 10am until 4pm.

Book via eventbrite

University Life for returning students

University Life is about giving you the information and tips to get the most out of your experience at Bath. We all need a little help and support from time to time, and we will tell you what's available and where you can find it, tips for leading a balanced lifestyle at Bath so you can get the most out of your experience, how you can get involved in the community, and how the campus is set out, so you know how to find your way around.

24 September 2pm to 3pm
Book via MySkills

Everybody needs good neighbours!

This session will cover things you need to know when moving into private accommodation - how to be a good neighbour and how to integrate yourself into your new neighbourhood. Which colour bin is it for cardboard in Bath? And how do I keep the neighbours onside if I’m planning a party? Find out here, from the Student Community Partnership.

23 September 12 noon to 1pm
Book via MySkills

24 September 10am to 11am
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Be the Change anti-harassment training

Be the Change is a University-wide initiative that aims to tackle all forms of harassment on campus. This hour-long module will help you recognise and understand biases, learn new ways of communicating and interacting with others, and consider when and how to intervene and be an Active Bystander, as well as teaching you how to report harassment and gain support for yourself or others.

22 September 12 noon to 1pm
Book via MySkills

23 September 10am to 11 am
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24 September 1pm to 2pm
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Climate Literacy

In response to the climate emergency, the University of Bath has committed to provide opportunities for every student to study and work on climate related issues.

In this climate action induction you will be introduced to the Universities Climate Action Framework, connected to other like-minded students and invited to participate in Carbon Literacy training, which will result in formal accreditation by the Carbon Literacy Project.

23 September 3pm to 4pm
24 September 11am to 12 noon
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The Careers Service

The Careers Service offers a variety of webinars, seminars and workshops throughout the year. See their full programme for September and beyond.

Job application forms: How to deal with them

Given the rise in use of online application forms, this one-hour webinar from the Careers Service will equip you with the skills to approach them with confidence. You will explore why employers use these forms, what they want from you, and how you can use strategies to maximise your chances of being shortlisted. You will also learn the common mistakes that occur when using application forms so you can avoid these in the future.

22 September 1.15pm to 2.15pm
Book via MySkills

Presenting with impact

This Careers Service talk will help you to gain confidence in presenting virtually with employers, through interviews, assessment centres and meetings.

23 September 11am to 12 noon
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Psychometric tests demystified

If you are applying for graduate schemes, the likelihood is you will face a psychometric test in some form or another in the process. This interactive session from the Careers Service will show you what the tests are, why employers use them and share some tips for success. There will be plenty of time to ask questions!

23 September 1.15pm to 2.05pm
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The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre has a variety of resources to help you prepare for a return to face-to-face lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, including help with notetaking, time management and presentation skills.

Notetaking skills

This module is designed as a self-access material to help you with your academic writing. It aims to provide you with an understanding of notetaking skills, different methods to take notes effectively and how to plan an essay based on your notes. This will be especially useful if you are accustomed to pausing lecture videos while you write.

Manage your workload

This short course will help you create a schedule to manage your workload and offer some tips to manage your time. This module is suitable for students that want to develop their time management skills. It should take 15 to 20 minutes to complete and includes links to additional resources.

Gain confidence with presentations

This short self-access course will help you to confidently deliver presentations face-to-face or online. This module is suitable if you are going to deliver a presentation. It should take between 20 and 30 minutes to complete and includes downloadable guides and links to additional resources.

1:1 writing tutorials (online and in-person)

The Writing Tutor gives you personalised guidance on how you can improve your writing before you submit your course assignment in a specialised 50-minute session.

Book your appointment here via MySkills, up to a week in advance.

Statistics advice for project work (online and in-person)

The Skills Centre's Statistics Advisory Service is offering online statistics sessions to help with any statistical problems you may have. They can help you with experimental design, which tests to use and interpreting your results.

Advanced literature searching

This self-guided resource from the Library will teach you how to use internet sources effectively and identify high-quality information sources, plan an effective search and work with the results, and how to manage citations and references, among other things.

Planning a quantitative investigation?

If you need to plan a quantitative investigation, you can access a comprehensive resource to assist your work.

In approximately 50 minutes you will learn how to make a quantitative version of the research question, visualise your quantitative results, outline your analysis plan, estimate the expected effect size and the sample size required, and consider your sampling and experimental methods.

Social events

The SU has a variety of social events for you too, giving you the Freshers’ Week experience that you missed last year. Whether it’s mixer events to meet other students or Arena nights, check out what’s on.